Oct. 6, 2012
The World and Everything In It

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Hour B, Segment 5

The TW&E History Book

Oct. 6, 1927—The era of feature-length talking pictures arrives with the opening of The Jazz Singer starring Al Jolson.

Oct. 8, 1956—Don Larsen pitches the only perfect game in World Series history as the New York Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 2-0.

Oct. 6, 1981—Egyptian President Anwar Sadat is assassinated by some of his own Army officers while reviewing a military parade.

Oct. 8, 1970—Soviet author Alexander Solzhenitsyn is named winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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Oct. 6, 2012